Get a lifecycle policy for a bucket

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View the lifecycle configuration of a Cloud Storage bucket.

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For more information, see the Cloud Storage C++ API reference documentation.

namespace gcs = ::google::cloud::storage;
using ::google::cloud::StatusOr;
[](gcs::Client client, std::string const& bucket_name) {
  StatusOr<gcs::BucketMetadata> updated_metadata =

  if (!updated_metadata) {
    throw std::runtime_error(updated_metadata.status().message());

  if (!updated_metadata->has_lifecycle() ||
      updated_metadata->lifecycle().rule.empty()) {
    std::cout << "Bucket lifecycle management is not enabled for bucket "
              << updated_metadata->name() << ".\n";
  std::cout << "Bucket lifecycle management is enabled for bucket "
            << updated_metadata->name() << ".\n";
  std::cout << "The bucket lifecycle rules are";
  for (auto const& kv : updated_metadata->lifecycle().rule) {
    std::cout << "\n " << kv.condition() << ", " << kv.action();
  std::cout << "\n";

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